Hamilton: Writings

Alexander Hamilton, Author, Joanne B. Freeman, Editor
Alexander Hamilton, Author, Joanne B. Freeman, Editor Library of America $40 (1108p) ISBN 978-1-931082-04-4
Reviewed on: 10/15/2001
Release date: 10/01/2001
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Whether lamenting the paucity of power in revolutionary-era Congress or asking a friend to find him a wife in Carolina, founding father Alexander Hamilton was earnest, passionate and articulate. In Hamilton: Writings, Joanne B. Freeman (Affairs of Honor), assistant history professor at Yale, has assembled 170 letters, essays, reports and speeches from 1769 to 1804. Describing himself as ""[c]old in my professions, warm in my friendships,"" Hamilton indeed exhibits a range of expression, emotion and restraint. Extensive wartime correspondence, 51 contributions to The Federalist, the famous speech to the Constitutional Convention, courtship letters and many more items will interest all fans of American history. (Oct.)
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